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Media Credential Applications Now Open for 2016 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament

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For Immediate Release:

Nov. 12, 2015 

The seventh annual three-day tournament returns to Las Vegas March 4 – 6, 2016 

WHAT:                 All media interested in covering the 2016 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament can now apply for credentials via the USA Sevens website. Following a record-breaking year, the seventh annual three-day tournament once again brings 16 of the top international rugby sevens teams to Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. In addition, the 2016 tournament presents the unique opportunity to see future rugby sevens Olympians in person as the players prepare for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

WHO:                   Teams tentatively scheduled in the seventh annual three-day tournament include: Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Kenya, New Zealand, Portugal, Samoa, Scotland, United States, Russia, South Africa and Wales.  

WHEN:                 Friday, March 4 – Sunday, March 6, 2016 

WHERE:               Sam Boyd Stadium

                             7000 E. Russell Road

                             Las Vegas, NV 89122

MEDIA:                 Media credentials will be reviewed by USA Sevens and all approved media will be notified by email. Applications for the three-day tournament are available online at http://www.usasevens.com/las-vegas/media-accreditation. Applying for media credentials does not guarantee approval by USA Sevens. All applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.

TWEET:                 APPLY NOW: Media credential apps are now open for 2016 @USASevensRugby @SamBoydStadium in @Vegas, March 4-6! http://bit.ly/1od2Lh4 

DETAILS:              As the premier rugby event in North America, the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament Las Vegas round is the only North American stop in the series. The 2016 tournament and festival will bring the top 16 international rugby sevens teams to Las Vegas, including teams and players competing in the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

The Las Vegas tournament is the fifth event out of ten in the HSBC Sevens World Series. Fans in attendance will see international rugby sevens teams play 45 matches during the three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings. 

Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with seven players per team. Matches have seven minute halves with two minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators. 

Additional events during the tournament week include the Opening Ceremonies and Parade of Nations, Olympian Pep Rally, Autograph Signings, Las Vegas Invitational (LVI), LVI International Rugby Beer Festival and an International Fan Festival. 

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About United World Sports:

United World Sports (UWS) LLC hosts a dynamic line up of emerging sports properties and has quickly become the leader at delivering premier international sports properties to U.S. audiences. UWS’ flagship property is the USA Sevens Rugby Tournament held annually in Las Vegas. This exciting 16-nation, three-day tournament has become the largest attended rugby event in North America with more than 75,000 fans coming to Sam Boyd Stadium.  Broadcast live on NBC Sports the tournament serves as the only U.S. stop on a nine-city world tour and reaches more than 400 million television households worldwide. Additional UWS properties include the Las Vegas Invitational, which occurs alongside the USA Sevens and is the largest participatory rugby tournament in the western hemisphere; the America’s Rugby Seven’s Cup; the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship (CRC); the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship and the Pro Soccer Challenge. 

About USA Sevens Rugby:

The annual USA Sevens international rugby tournament is the premier rugby event in North America as well as the fifth event out of ten in the HSBC Sevens World Series. Fans in attendance will see 16 international rugby sevens teams play 45 matches during a three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings. Fans can stay updated on all the latest USA Sevens Rugby news, events and details by following on Facebook (USA Sevens Rugby Tournament And Festival), Twitter (@USASevensRugby), Vine (@USASevensRugby) and Instagram (@USASevensRugby). 

Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, rugby sevens is played with just seven players per team.  Matches have seven-minute halves with two-minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Jaclyn Dadas / Lea Komitzky

Kirvin Doak Communications
UsaSevensRugby@KirvinDoak.com    

702.737.3100